Ivan Tedesco

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Ivan Lee Tedesco (born August 12, 1981 in Albuquerque, New Mexico) is a retired American professional motocross and supercross racer. Tedesco was the 2005 AMA 125cc Motocross National Champion. He is nicknamed "Hot Sauce", and he races on a number 9 bike.


Tedesco was not born into a racing family, but began riding with his brother and friends. He rode in his first race at the age of 9 and turned pro in 1999. He currently resides in Murrieta, California and rides for the Rockstar Energy Racing KTM team with the number 9. He was nicknamed "Hot Sauce" by his first team manager, Kenny Watson, because of his south west routes and the similarity of his last name to the brand Tabasco. He has progressed throughout his career from 125cc Lites up to 450cc Supercross. Tedesco has sustained a variety of injuries on multiple occasions throughout his career. Most recently, he suffered a crash that kept him off his bike for eight weeks. His injuries included five crushed ribs, a broken collar bone and a collapsed lung at a Supercross race in St. Louis last April.[1] [2] [3] [4]

In an August, 2010 interview with Scott Hoffman for Dirt Rider Magazine, Ivan Tedesco discussed his future as a rider. "I don't feel like I'm getting old but I'm sure once you get into your 30s it gets harder. I'm just going to keep on going. I'm having fun with it still and I feel like I'm competitive." Despite his injuries, Tedesco still enjoys riding and plans to continue as long as he can. [5]


2000–2001: Plano Honda
2002–2003: Boost Mobile/Yamaha of Troy
2004: Pro Circuit Kawasaki
2005: Monster Energy Kawasaki
2006–2007: Makita Suzuki (Ricky Carmichael's teammate)
2008–2009: Red Bull Honda
2010: Valli Motorsports Yamaha
2011-2012: Hart & Huntington Kawasaki
2014: Rockstar Energy Racing KTM

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  • 9th Supercross Series


  • Member of winning USA team at Motocross of Nations
  • 3rd AMA Motocross Series
  • 7th 450cc Supercross Series


  • 19th AMA/FIM Supercross Series
  • 13th AMA Motocross Series


  • 5th AMA/FIM Supercross Series
  • 11th AMA Motocross Series


  • 4th Amp'd Mobile AMA 450cc Supercross Championship
  • Member of winning USA team at Motocross of Nations


  • AMA 125cc National Motocross Series Champion
  • THQ AMA 125cc West Supercross Series Champion
  • Member of winning USA team at Motocross of Nations


  • 6th AMA 125cc Chevrolet Motocross Championship
  • AMA 125cc West Supercross Series Champion


  • 8th AMA 125cc Chevrolet Motocross Championship
  • 10th AMA 125cc East Supercross Series


  • 3rd 125cc West Supercross Series


  • 5th 125cc West Supercross Series


  • 18th AMA 125cc National Motocross Series

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  1. ^ a b c "Ivan Tedesco - Riders". Racer X Online. Retrieved 2012-10-20. 
  2. ^ "Catching Up With Ivan Tedesco Vol 6.5 | Motocross, Videos | Transworld Motocross". Motocross.transworld.net. 2010-06-30. Retrieved 2012-10-20. 
  3. ^ [1] Archived July 13, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ Ray Chuss (2010-04-20). "Ivan Tedesco injury update from Supercross crash – Moto Magazine". Moto.mpora.com. Retrieved 2012-10-20. 
  5. ^ "Dropping In On: Ivan Tedesco - Dirt Rider Magazine". Dirtrider.com. Retrieved 2012-10-20. 
  6. ^ Contributed by Jeff Kardas. "Ivan Tedesco". Grindtv.com. Retrieved 2012-10-20. 
  7. ^ [2] Archived October 16, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
  8. ^ "Ivan Tedesco". Supercross.com. Retrieved 2012-10-20. 
  9. ^ "Ivan Tedesco Bio". Motorcycle USA. Retrieved 2012-10-20.